Last week we got to come to one of our favourite cities, New York. We were asked to produce and design Louis Vuitton & W Magazine’s dinner and celebration at the Whitney Museum to mark the launch of the incredible Louis Vuitton and Yayoi Kusama collaboration.
We felt incredibly honoured to help realise an event that not only celebrated Kusama but also her return to New York – her favourite city and where she lived in the 70s, in what some might term her hey day.
Kusama’s exhibition is currently at the Whitney. Fireflies on the Water is an experience not to be missed…
Inspired by Kusama’s use of mirror, reflectivity and love of red and by an early portrait of the artist surrounded by dahlias, we designed a dinner that, to this day, is my absolute favourite! A neon strip underlit runners containing thousands of dahlias in shades of red orange and pink, like botanical ‘go faster’ stripes stretching down each table.
The food was exquisite – a japanese inspired menu by chef Michael Anthony from the famed Gramercy Tavern.
We also got the chance to import some of our favourite things from the UK . The Broken Hearts DJ duo who outspotted themselves and Jellymongers supreme Bompas and Parr who created a wobbling sculptural jelly installation inspired by Kusama’s organic forms.
To top it all off, a dreamy set by Blonde Redhead, accompanied by Kusama’s Self Obliteration film.
All photos courtesy of the wonderful Belathée
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